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#7 of 8 Bar in Kapaa


Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Takeout, Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rolled in at 630pm straight off the plane...were excited by local dark craft beers. Ordered our beer only to find out the kitchen was out of gas!! Is that a thing?!?! But turned out as a fun and tasty adventure. One of their fryers...was electric so we ordered salad (freshest salad with great poppy seed dresisng) and fries and Manoo...beef and vegetable dumplings with ponzu dipping sauce that were Absolutely Delicious. The manager Dan and our server Tavina were so nice and helpful. We approached the whole experience with a laid back Hawaiian attitude and had a great time and a delicious meal. We are will Definitely come back this week...gotta try the Loco Moco fries (fries with ground beef, gravyband a sunny egg) and their Kaluha Prok.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place had such a great happy hour menu. There are great food options such as the Loco Moco and a pork belly bao. The prices were super reasonable. There were about 5 beers that were from $3 for the Kona Light to $5 for...the rest. If you are looking for great prices and great food this is the place. Happy hour is from 5-8 and is 100% worth a visit!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 31, 2021

I wasn't sure what to expect the first time we visited a couple years ago and but we were very happy with the food, beer and service. We went back yesterday and were blown away by the food - you get a huge serving for...a great price. Roger the bartender was a great host and kept us entertained. They also have a great beer selection, possibly the best on the island.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed November 15, 2020

We stopped for a quick bite and drinks. They had lunchtime happy hour food, beer and wine specials, but not mixed drink specials so that was disappointing. $10 for a Mai Tai seemed steep compared the the $4-5 appetizers. But everything tasted great.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 2, 2020

Food is very reasonably priced and the selection is excellent. We've had several of the appetizers and they were all very tasty. Drinks are also reasonably priced and even better during Happy Hour. You can watch almost any sports event on their several TV's. Only...downside to this place is their level of service. You need to be prepared for a slow process. Waiters seem to be learning as they go. Best to come with your drink already in mind so you can get that going while you wait for them to come back for an order. If they could improve the service, I would rate them a 5. We'll continue to go back and hope the service improves.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed June 30, 2020

I have visited many breweries and brewpubs on all the islands and this place has absolutely the most extensive selection of Hawaiian beers I have seen. If you want to try different beers from all the islands this is the place to go. Good pub...menu also. Good burgers and my wife had a nice steak for $14. Where else can you get a nice steak for that price! We were just visiting for a week and went here twice, but if I lived on this island I would be a regular visitor. Great job!More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 25, 2020

We visited after dark, and were surprised that exterior doors were open. It was so cold I had to go back to my car to get a jacket. Our waiter closed the door nearest us so it was tolerable. The grilled chicken was a bit...tough, and very bland. I’m glad I opted for the soy sauce, so I could add some flavor. It came with white rice, which was very welcome. I was getting really tired of French fries.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 18, 2020 via mobile

Stopped in at happy hour and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the offerings. The chef has a knack for combining ingredients to bring out somewhat unique but most certainly delicious flavors. Went with a small group and we had a little of everything....It was all superb. If you're around Kapa'a, don't miss Taps and Hops!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 18, 2020 via mobile

Good food, good price. During our 2 weeks on Kauai, we found this newer place to eat was very friendly and the food was awesome. Well prepared and well priced.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020

We were looking for a happy hour place to eat and just saw their sign and went in. Had a great server, beer and food. We went back again the next night for happy hour beer ended up staying for dinner again. The food was...outstanding!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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November 15, 2019|
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Response from WildeaboutIreland | Reviewed this property |
I believe happy hour starts at 3pm, however to be sure look at their FB page as well. The food is really interesting, the chef/owner is both local and Japanese trained and you can taste this in his food. Enjoy.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Taps and Hops Eatery

  • Yes, Taps and Hops Eatery offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Taps and Hops Eatery offers delivery services.

  • Taps and Hops Eatery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5